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Name: Xiao-Long Huang (黄小龙)
Position: Research Professor
Department: State Key Laboratory of Isotope Geochemistry


My research is focused on the magmatism process, igneous petrogenesis, petrology and geochemistry of basalt-borne xenoliths (from lower crust and lithosphere mantle), and their relationships with the earth’s crust and mantle dynamics. My recent specific interests are: (1) geochronology and geochemistry of Late Archean to Early Paleoproterozoic TTG gneisses in the southern North China Craton, and its implications for the Early Precambrian crustal accretion and the assembly of supercontinent; (2) Neoproterozoic magmatism in South China associated with break-up of the Rodinia supercontinent; (3) Petrology and geochemistry of the Mesozoic/Cenozoic igneous rocks and basalt-borne deep-seated xenoliths in the eastern China, and constraints on the geodynamics of lithospheric evolution. 


Recent Publications:
1. Huang, X.L., Niu, Y.L., Xu, Y.G., Yang, Q.J., Zhong, J.W. (2010) Geochemistry of TTG and TTG-like gneisses from Lushan-Taihua complex in the southern North China Craton: implications for late Archean crustal accretion. Precambrian Research, 182, 43−56.
2. Huang, X.L., Niu, Y.L., Xu, Y.G., Chen, L.L., Yang, Q.J. (2010) Mineralogical and geochemical constraints on the petrogenesis of post-collisional potassic and ultrapotassic rocks from western Yunnan, SW China. Journal of Petrology, 51, 1617−1654.
3. Huang, X.L., Xu, Y.G. (2010) Thermal state and structure of the lithosphere beneath eastern China: A synthesis on basalt-borne xenoliths. Journal of Earth Science, 21, 711−730.
4. Li, H.Y., He, B., Xu, Y.G., Huang, X.L. (2010) U-Pb and Hf isotope analyses of detrital zircons from Late Paleozoic sediments: insights into interactions of the North China Craton with surrounding plates. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 39, 335−346.
5. Huang, X.L., Xu, Y.G., Lan, J.B., Yang, Q.J., Luo, Z.Y. (2009) Neoproterozoic adakitic rocks from Mopanshan in the western Yangtze Craton: Partial melts of a thickened lower crust. Lithos, 112, 367−381.
6. Yu, S.Y., Xu, Y.G., Huang, X.L., Ma, J.L., Ge, W.C., Zhang, H.H., Qin, X.F. (2009) Hf-Nd isotopic decoupling in continental mantle lithoshpere beneath Northeast China: effects of pervasive mantle metasomatism. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 35, 554−570.
7. Yang, Q.J., Xu, Y.G., Huang, X.L., Luo, Z.Y., Shi, Y.R. (2009) Geochronology and geochemistry of granites in the Tengliang area, western Yunnan: tectonic implication. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 25, 1092−1104.
8. Li, H.Y., Xu, Y.G., Huang, X.L., He, B., Yan, B. (2009) Activation of northern margin of the North China Craton in Late Paleozoic: Evidence from U-Pb dating and Hf isotopes of detrital zircons from the Upper Carboniferous Taiyuan Formation in the Ningwu-Jingle basin. Chinese Science Bulletin, 54, 677−686.
9. Huang, X.L., Xu, Y.G., Li, X.H., Li, W.X., Lan, J.B., Zhang, H.H., Liu, Y.S., Wang, Y.B., Li, H.Y., Luo, Z.Y., Yang, Q.J. (2008) Petrogenesis and tectonic implications of Neoproterozoic, highly fractionated A-type granites from Mianning, South China. Precambrian Research, 165, 190−204.
10. Xu, Y.G., Lan, J.B., Yang, Q.J., Huang, X.L., Qiu, H.N. (2008) Eocene break-off of the Neo-Tethyan slab as inferred from intraplate-type mafic dykes in the Gaoligong orogenic belt, eastern Tibet. Chemical Geology, 255, 439−453.
11. Xu, Y.G., Luo, Z.Y., Huang, X.L., He, B., Xiao, L., Xie, L.W., Shi, Y.R. (2008) Zircon U–Pb and Hf isotope constraints on crustal melting associated with the Emeishan mantle plume. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, 3084–3104.
12. Huang, X.L., Xu, Y.G., Lo, C.H., Wang, R.C., Lin, C.Y. (2007) Exsolution lamellae in a clinopyroxene megacryst aggregate from cenozoic basalt, Leizhou peninsula, South China: petrography and chemical evolution. Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology, 154, 691−705.
13. Huang, X.L., Xu, Y.G., Yang, Q.J., Qiu, H.N. (2007) Geochemistry of late Eocene high-Mg ultrapotassic lavas from western Yunnan, China: Constraints on petrogenesis. Geochimica, 36, 120−138.
14. Huang, X.L., Xu, Y.G., Yang, Q.J., Chen, L.L. (2007) Genesis of compositional zoning of clinopryoxene phenocrysts in the Wozhong late Eocene high-Mg ultrapotassic lavas, western Yunnan, China: magma replenishment-mixing process. Geological Journal of China Universities, 13, 250−260.
15. He, B., Xu, Y.G., Huang, X.L., Luo, Z.Y., Shi, Y.R., Yang, Q.J., Yu, S.Y. (2007) Age and duration of the Emeishan flood volcanism, SW China: Geochemistry and SHRIMP zircon U-Pb dating of silicic ignimbrites, post-volcanic Xuanwei Formation and clay tuff at the Chaotian section. Earth And Planetary Science Letters, 255, 306−323.
16. Xu, Y.G., He, B., Huang, X.L., Luo, Z.Y., Chung, S.-L., Xiao, L., Zhu, D., Shao, H., Fan, W.M., Xu, J.F. & Wang, Y.J. (2007) Identification of mantle plumes in the Emeishan Large Igneous Province. Episodes, 30, 32−42.
17. Xu, Y.G., Wu, X.Y., Luo, Z.Y., Ma, J.L., Huang, X.L., Xie, L.W. (2007) Zircon hf isotope compositions of middle Jurassic-Early Cretaceous intrusions in Shandong Province and its implications. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 23, 307−316.
18. Yu, S.Y., Xu, Y.G., Huang, X.L., Ge, W.C., Cheng, J. (2007) Comparison of composition and thermal state of the upper mantle beneath northeast and north China: Implications for lithospheric thinning in eastern China. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 23, 1252−1268.
19. Lan, J.B., Xu, Y.G., Yang, Q.J., Huang, X.L. (2007) Similar to 40 Ma OIB-type mafic magmatism in the Gaoligong belt: results of break-off between subducting Tethyan slab and Indian plate? Acta Petrologica Sinica, 23, 1334−1346.
20. Che, X.D., Wang, R.C., Hu, H., Zhang, W.L., Huang, X.L. (2007) Beryllium mineralization in the Yichun topaz-lepidolite granite, Jiangxi: Associations of beryllium phosphate minerals. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 23, 1552−1560.
21. Luo, Z.Y., Xu, Y.G., He, B., Shi, Y.R., Huang, X.L. (2007) Geochronologic and petrochemical evidence for the genetic link between the Maomaogou nepheline syenites and the Emeishan large igneous province. Chinese Science Bulletin, 52, 949−958.
22. Huang, X.L., Xu, Y.G., Yang, Q.J. and Chen, L.L. (2006) Olivine xenocrysts and spinel inclusion in the Wozhong high-Mg and K-rich lavas from the western Yunnan, China: petrogenesis and geodynamic implications. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 22, 1553−1564.
23. Yang, Q.J., Xu, Y.G., Huang, X.L., Luo, Z.Y. (2006) Geochronology and geochemistry of granites in the Gaoligong tectonic belt, western Yunnan: tectonic implications. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 22, 817−834.
24. Huang, X.L., Xu, Y.G., Liu, D.Y. (2004) Geochronology, petrology and geochemistry of the granulite xenoliths from Nushan, east China: implication for a heterogeneous lower crust beneath the Sino-Korean craton. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 68, 127−149.
25. Xu, Y.G., Huang, X.L., Ma, J.L., Wang, Y.B., Iizuka, Y., Xu, J.F., Wang, Q. and Wu, X.Y. (2004) Crustal-mantle interaction during the thermo-tectonic reactivation of the North China Craton: SHRIMP zircon U-Pb age, petrology and geochemistry of Mesozoic plutons in western Shandong. Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology, 147, 750−767.
26. Xu, Y.G., Ma, J.L., Huang, X.L., Iizuka, Y., Chung, S.-L., Wang, Y.-B. and Wu, X.-Y. (2004) Early Cretaceous gabbroic complex from Yinan, Shandong Province: Petrogenesis and mantle domains beneath the North China Craton. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 93, 1025−1041.
27. Wang, R.C., Hu, H., Zhang, A.C., Huang, X.L., Ni, P. (2004) Pollucite and the cesium-dominant analogue of polylithionite as expressions of extreme Cs enrichment in the Yichun topaz-lepidolite granite, southern China. The Canadian Mineralogist, 42, 883−896.
28. Xu, Y.G., Huang, X.L., Menzies, M.A., Wang, R.C. (2003) Highly magnesian olivines and green-core clinopyroxenes in ultrapotassic lavas from western Yunnan, China: Evidence for a complex hybrid origin. European Journal of Mineralogy, 15, 965−975.
29. Xu, Y.G., Menzies, M.A., Thirlwall, M.F., Huang, X.L., Liu, Y., Chen, X.M. (2003) “Reactive” harzburgites from Huinan, NE China: products of lithosphere-asthenosphere interaction during lithospheric thinning? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67, 487−505.
30. Huang, X.L., Xu, Y.G., Liu, D.Y., Jian, P. (2003) Early Proterozoic lower crust beneath Nushan, Anhui Province: evidence from zircon SHRIMP U-Pb dating of granulite xenoliths in Cenozoic alkali basalt. Chinese Sci Bulletin, 48, 1381−1385.
31. Xu, Y.G., Huang, X.L., Thirlwall, M.F. and Chen, X.M. (2003) “Reactive” harzburgite xenoliths from Huinan, Jilin province and their implications for deep dynamic processes. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 19, 19-26.
32. Xu, Y.G., Mei, H.J., Xu, J.F., Huang, X.L., Wang, Y.J. and Chung, S.L. (2003) Origin of differentiation trends in the Emeishan continental flood basalts, SW China. Chinese Sci Bulletin, 48, 390−294.
33. Lin, C.Y., Huang, X.L., Xu, Y.G., Shi, L.B., Chen, X.D. (2003) Thermal structure and rheology of upper mantle beneath Leizhou penisula, Guangdong province, China. Journal of Tropical Oceanography, 22, 49−62.
34. Huang, X.L., Wang, R.C., Chen, X.M., Hu, H., Liu, C.S. (2002) Vertical variations in the mineralogy of the Yichun topaz-lepidolite granite, Jiangxi province, southern China. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40, 1047−1068.
35. Huang, X.L., Xu, Y.G., Wang, R.C., Chen, X.M. (2002) The Nushan granulite xenoliths from Anhui province, China: mineralogical characteristics, the lower crustal geotherm and their implications for genesis. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 18, 383−391.
36. Huang, X.L., Xu.Y.G. (2002) Geochemical characteristics of the Nushan granulite xenoliths, Anhui province: implications for composite of lower crust and tectonic affinity. Geochimica, 31, 443−454.
37. Xu, Y.G., Huang, X.L., Yan, W., Liu, Y., Chen, X.M. (2002) Constraints on the Cenozoic tectonic evolution of northern South China Sea (I): Mantle-derived xenoliths. Geochmica, 31, 230−242.
38. Xu, Y.G., Sun, M., Yan, W., Liu, Y., Huang, X.L., Chen, X.M. (2002) Xenolith evidence for polybaric melting and stratification of the upper mantle beneath South China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 20, 937−954.
39. Huang, X.L., Xu, Y.G., Chu, X.L., Zhang, H.X., Liu, C.Q. (2001) Geochemical comparative studies of some granulite terranes and granulite xenoliths from North China craton. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica, 20, 318−328.
40. Huang, X.L., Wang, R.C., Chen, X.M., Liu, C.S. (2001) Phosphate minerals from the Yashan F- and P-rich granite in Yichun, Jiangxi Province: Genetic implications. Geological Review, 47, 452−550.
41. Zhu, J.C., Li, R.K., Li, F.C., Xiong, X.L., Zhou, F.Y., Huang, X.L. (2001) Topaz-albite granites and rare-metal mineralization in the Limu district, Guangxi province, southeast China. Mineralium Deposita, 36, 393−405.